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Trail of the Lonesome Pine, TheTrail of the Lonesome Pine, The (1936) Recommended
Dir. Henry Hathaway
Feat. Fred MacMurray, Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda
This pioneering colour film is an engaging old–fashioned Western tale of loyalty, family and romance set against an age–old feud between…
You Only Live OnceYou Only Live Once (1937) Recommended
Dir. Fritz Lang
Feat. Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney
An awesome early film noir from dir. Lang with Fonda playing a career criminal determined to go straight, but compelled by fate into murdering a…
JezebelJezebel (1938) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Bette Davis, Henry Fonda
A classic, Oscar–winning role for Bette Davis, as a southern belle who defies the arch conventions of 19th century New Orleans high society…
Jesse JamesJesse James (1939)
Dir. Henry King
Feat. Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly
Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda play the legendary James brothers in this somewhat romanticised version of their fable. Sequel: THE RETURN OF FRANK…
Young Mr. LincolnYoung Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver
A fresh–faced Henry Fonda gives credence to the formative years of Abraham Lincoln, seen here as a country boy–turned–lawyer…
Drums Along the MohawkDrums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, Edna May Oliver
Minor Ford drama with Fonda and Colbert as newlyweds whose farming career gets stymied by the Revolutionary War and attacks from Native Americans.…
Grapes of WrathGrapes of Wrath (1940) Recommended
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Henry Fonda, John Carradine
Henry Fonda stars in this masterful humanist film about a group of destitute Oklahoma farmers that trek to California in hope of a better life. One…
Return of Frank James (1940)
Dir. Fritz Lang
Feat. Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper
Worthy sequel to JESSE JAMES with Henry Fonda reprising his role of Frank, now out to avenge the death of his brother.
Lady Eve, TheLady Eve, The (1941) Aro Favourite
Dir. Preston Sturges
Feat. Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn
One of the greatest Hollywood screwball comedies ever, this begins with naïve zoologist Henry Fonda (“Snakes are my life”) falling in love with…
Tales of ManhattanTales of Manhattan (1942) Recommended
Dir. Julien Duvivier
Feat. Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers
A star–studded portmanteau of five tales of life in the Big Apple. Runs the gamut from film noir, to romantic comedy, to high melodrama.

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